Charlottetown Gaudet's Auto Body Islanders
The Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders were road warriors Saturday in New Brunswick Senior Baseball League action.
The Islanders started the day by doubling the Alpines 8-4 in Saint John, N.B., and concluded the night by knocking off the first-place Fredericton Royals 5-2.
The wins improve Charlottetown to 8-6. They put their three-game winning streak on the line Tuesday when they host Moncton at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.
Charlottetown 8, Saint John 4
The Islanders didn’t waste any time against the Alpines, scoring four first-inning runs.
Both teams scored one in the fourth and three in the sixth.
Jordan Duffy had singled, doubled, walked, scored once and drove in two runs.
Morgan MacLean, Sean Corcoran, Josh Kelly, Mark MacLean, Alex Abbott and Will Connolly also singled. Taylor Larkin and Kelly had RBIs.
Saint John had five errors while Charlottetown had three.
Jordan Stevenson scattered eight hits over seven innings for the win. He struck out three and waked two.
Joel Arbeau gave up five runs in five innings on three hits.
Charlottetown 5, Fredericton 2
Starter Jacob Beck had his best outing of the season essentially shutting down the Royals through six innings.
He scattered eight hits, walked two and struck out three while throwing 102 pitches.
The Royals were rallying in the seventh but Brody McDonald struck out two for the save.
Fredericton starter Matt Macgregor struggled with control, giving up six walks but didn’t allow a run until the fifth inning.
The Royals took the lead with singles in the second and fourth innings. In the fifth, Charlottetown’s Connolly and Duffy walked and Corcoran was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Morgan MacLean’s tied the game with an opposite-field double.
After Dylan McKenna walked, Brody McDonald had a nine-pitch at bat ending with a RBI walk to give the Islanders their first lead.
Pinch hitter Alex Abbott following by stroking a single to plate two more to complete the scoring.
McKenna reached base all four times with Larkin made a spectacular running catch off Dave Barr in deep centre field in the fifth inning.